“A second brilliant bauble, perhaps more foreboding and terrifying than The Ruby in the Smoke.” – Publisher's Weekly
Will the sea give up its dead?
The year is 1878, and the spirited Sally Lockhart, once again defying Victorian sensibilities, has gone into business for herself. When one of her clients loses a large sum of money in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally sets out to investigate. But as she delves deeper into the identity of the wealthy and elusive industrialist who owns the doomed company, she uncovers a plot so diabolical that it could eventually subvert the entire civilized world–and if Sally’s enemies have their way, she won’t live long enough to see it happen.
Philip Pullman, author of the award-winning His Dark Materials, continues the nerve-shattering story of his canny and courageous heroine in this second Sally Lockhart mystery.
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A fast-paced thriller set in the underworld of Victorian London. A financial disaster for one of her clients leads Sally Lockhart into the the depths of a dangerous mystery. Who is financier Axel Bellmann? What is behind the mysterious bad luck that's hit the Anglo-Baltic shipping line? And why is Bellmann so keen to stop Sally digging into his affairs...Review:
Any book by Philip Pullman, award-winning author of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, is guaranteed to be a corker and The Shadow in the North is no exception.
Set against the backdrop of a veiled and misty Victorian underworld, the story of Sally Lockhart-- female entrepreneur and expert financial advisor--and her allies Jim and Fred, begins to unfold as news of the disappearance of the steamship Ingrid Linde reaches the ears of the intrepid trio.
As they investigate the loss, they are unwittingly drawn into a dark and sinister plot fuelled by the business dealings of the cruel and heartless Bellman. As their investigations continue, strange and supernatural forces intercede, leading them deeper into the menacing back streets of Victorian London and taking them on a journey into the very heart of true evil.
Few authors spin such a cracking yarn as Pullman and The Shadow of the North, a complex story with seemingly endless and breathless twists, turns and cliffhangers, is one of his best. An intelligent, explosive, superbly written yarn that will mesmerise older readers. (Ages 11 and over) --Susan Harrison
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Descrizione libro Chivers Children's Audio Books. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Heavy wear and tear to packaging. Ex-library, with some scratches but in good working order. Codice libro della libreria Z1-C-088-02502